Milagro (Santana album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1992
StudioThe Plant Studios, Sausolito, California
GenreHard rock, Latin rock
ProducerCarlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson
Santana chronology
Spirits Dancing in the Flesh
Sacred Fire: Live in South America
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Milagro is the seventeenth studio album by Santana, released in 1992.

Milagro, which means "miracle" in Spanish, was dedicated to the lives of Miles Davis and Bill Graham, and was Santana's first album on the Polydor label after twenty-two years with Columbia Records. The album reached 102 in the Billboard 200.[4]

As of 2010, this is the band Santana's only studio album not owned by Sony Music Entertainment, the successor to Sony BMG, a company formed by the merger of Columbia's parent (the original) Sony Music Entertainment and BMG, the parent of Santana's current label Arista Records. The album is owned by Universal Music Group, which purchased Polydor's parent PolyGram in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction — Bill Graham (Milagro)" (M. Johnson, Bob Marley, Carlos Santana) – 7:34
  2. "Somewhere in Heaven" (Alex Ligertwood, Santana) – 9:59
  3. "Saja/Right On" (Joe Roccisano/Earl DeRouen, Marvin Gaye) – 8:51
  4. "Your Touch" (Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 6:34
  5. "Life Is for Living" (Pat Sefolosha) – 4:39
  6. "Red Prophet" { Instrumental }(Benny Rietveld) – 5:35
  7. "Agua que va caer" (Carlos Valdes, Eugene "Totico" Arango) – 4:22
  8. "Make Somebody Happy" (Santana, Ligertwood) – 4:14
  9. "Free All the People (South Africa)" (Jackie Holmes) – 6:04
  10. "Gypsy/Grajonca" (Santana, Thompson) – 7:09
  11. "We Don't Have to Wait" (Santana, Armando Peraza, Thompson) – 4:34
  12. "A Dios" (Santana, John Coltrane, Gil Evans) – 1:21


  • Carlos Santanaguitar, vocals
  • Chester D. Thompson — keyboards, horn/string arrangements, backing vocals
  • Benny Rietveld — bass
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.Drum set, percussion
  • Raul Rekow — timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Karl Perazzo — timbales, guido, quinto, bongo, vocals
  • Billy Johnson — drums ("Right On" and "Your Touch")
  • Tony Lindsay — vocals ("Life Is for Living", "Make Somebody Happy")
  • Alex Ligertwood — vocals ("Somewhere in Heaven")
  • Larry Graham — vocals ("Right On")
  • Rebeca Mauleonpiano ("Agua que va a caer")
  • Wayne Wallace — trombone ("Agua que va caer", "Free All the People" and "Milagro")
  • Bill Ortiz — trumpet ("Agua que va caer", "Free All the People" and "Milagro")
  • Robert Kwock — trumpet ("Agua que va caer", "Free All the people" and "Milagro")
  • Melecio Magdaluyo — saxophone ("Agua que va caer", "Free All the People" and "Milagro")
  • Bad River Singers — vocal chant ("Agua que va caer")
  • John Philip Shenale - string programming
  • Lygia Ferragallo - backing vocals


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Milagro at AllMusic
  2. ^ DiMartino, Dave (1992-05-22). "Milagro Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ Swenson, John (1997-01-29). "Santana: Milagro : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Milagro - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 November 2013.